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Safe use of pesticides for users and the environment
Martin Merrick
Pesticide usage can be damaging to both the environment and the user of the chemical, but taking precautions greatly reduces the risk to both.
4 June 2024 News
Rat’s tail fescue: an unusual and very difficult-to-control weed
Rat's tail fescue can become dominant where ploughing is not practiced due to limited effective chemical options, writes Vijaya Bhaskar of Teagasc Oak Park.
2 June 2024 News
Weed Watch starts this June to tackle resistance
Some weeds have developed resistance to herbicides. Teagasc is collecting weed seed samples from farmers to test for resistance for free.
Tillage management: busy time for spring crops
Tillage farmers are busy managing spring crops and drier weather appears to be on the way to help with this.
29 May 2024 Husbandry
Mixed crops, BYDV levels and yield potential in Louth
When the Irish Farmers Journal visited Co Louth last week we saw a huge mix of crops from good to poor.
22 May 2024 News
Potato planting still behind on a normal year
The wet weather is still having an impact on potato planting, Teagasc has said. They are advising growers to get the main crops in as soon as possible.
8 May 2024 News
Search for crop protection details online
This is a handy tool for farmers to use when spraying, walking crops and when filling out crop records.
7 May 2024 News
Farmers urged to spray pesticides responsibly by Uisce Éireann
Farmers are urged to consider the vulnerability of their local drinking water supplies when spreading pesticides, as Uisce Éireann found 52 exceedances of pesticides in public drinking water last year.
25 April 2024 News
Are herbicides effective on broadleaved weeds in your crops?
Effective spring weed control, including of herbicide-resistant broadleaved weeds, requires products with different modes of action, writes Teagasc researcher Vijaya Bhaskar.
24 April 2024 Crops
How to identify young grass weeds in your tillage crops
Correct identification of young grass-weed plants is crucial to developing the best control measures in the current season and beyond, writes Teagasc researcher Vijaya Bhaskar.
21 April 2024 Crop protection
Off the market: products no longer in use
Check your chemical store to see if you have any products which are no longer registered in stock. Almost 100 products went off the market in 2023.
20 April 2024 Crop protection
Search for crop protection product details on the go
This tool will come in handy while on the tractor spraying and deciding on final rates to apply. All the information will be at your fingertips.
17 April 2024 Crop protection